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Ten O'Clock News; Mandela, Massachusetts


Marcus Jones reports on a referendum question concerning the incorporation of a new city made up of Boston's minority neighborhoods, which would be called Mandela, Massachusetts. Interview with Andrew Jones of the Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project about the proposal. Jones reports on the local and national controversy generated by the referendum question. Footage from a press conference with Mandela supporters and officials from East Palo Alto, California. Jones' report also features footage from an episode of the Phil Donahue Show. African American community leaders Andrew Jones, Mel King, Bruce Bolling, and Charles Stith debate the question with Donahue. Jones reports that the referendum is not expected to pass. Chuck Turner, a teacher, and Nathan Allen, the Executive Director of Lena Park Community Development, debate the question at tan Urban League Forum.

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Ten O'Clock News

Mandela, Massachusetts

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Flynn, Raymond L.
Press conferences
King, Mel
Bolling, Bruce C., 1945-2012
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Bolling, Bruce C., 1945-2012 (Speaker)
King, Mel (Speaker)
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mandela, Massachusetts,” 10/30/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57084307B145457EA32470230E64464E.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Mandela, Massachusetts.” 10/30/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57084307B145457EA32470230E64464E>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mandela, Massachusetts. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_57084307B145457EA32470230E64464E
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